Star of the Sea Marlborough

Star of the Sea Marlborough
(Te Whetu O Te Moana)

Children are initiated into the Catholic Community through several steps or sacraments over a period of time.


Adults seeking Christian Initiation have a formation period over a 8-9 month period.


From the time of Baptism, children are influenced by the lived faith and life of their parents and families, with their practice of personal and family prayer, together with their participation in the sacramental, liturgical and social aspects of the parish community. The saying is true, "Faith is caught rather than taught.”


The Parish supports this period of formation with a number of processes, some shorter, some longer. Through this we hope that the sharing of the Sacramental Journey will enrich the faith of both the children and their families.